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Wittman Estes

Seattle, WA
Photo: Andrew Pogue

Regions Served

  • Pacific Northwest

Wittman Estes is a Seattle based collaboration between architect Matt Wittman and landscape designer Jody Estes, founded on the idea that buildings and landscapes could be combined into one interconnected whole. The office is known for innovative designs for custom residential spaces, energy positive prefab housing, multifamily housing, and their ability to design for sensitive ecological sites.

We believe architecture should be based on connecting to nature and experience, and not be about making new shapes and precious objects. Living spaces should be innovative and experimental, but also comfortable and cozy. Housing should be modern and refined, but also have depth and richness of material and detail. Architecture and landscapes should be beautiful and timeless contributions to the cities and geographies they are part of.





  • Matt Wittman and Jody Estes


  • 6007 12th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98108

Featured Projects

Hood Cliff Retreat

A series of family cabins hidden in the forest, overlooking Washington’s Hood Canal and inspired by the native killdeer bird.

Architecture: Wittman Estes
Landscape Architecture: Wittman Estes
Contractor: Jack Colgrove Construction
Photography: Andrew Pogue

Photos: Andrew Pogue, Andrew Pogue

Mercer Modern

Mercer Modern is a mid-century home located on a hillside on a 15,539 sf lot in Mercer Island, WA overlooking Lake Washington. A property master plan and major remodel included redesigning main and ground level living floors and opening the house to the broader landscape with a pool and outdoor terraces.

Architect: Wittman Estes
Structural Engineer: Josh Welch
Builder: Ian Jones, Treebird Construction
Photography: Rafael Soldi

Photos: Rafael Soldi, Rafael Soldi

Yo-Ju Courtyard House

Through a series of thresholds from opaque to transparent, Yo-Ju Courtyard House, which means “secluded living” in Mandarin Chinese, embraces the future of suburban density by establishing a private experience despite being adjacent to a busy arterial street in the Clyde Hill neighborhood of Bellevue.

Architecture / Landscape: Wittman Estes
Builder: DME Construction Inc.
Kitchen: Henrybuilt
Photography: Andrew Pogue

Photos: Andrew Pogue, Andrew Pogue

Laurelhurst Garden

This large scale remodel of a mid-century modern house by Ibsen Nelson opens up the living and dining areas to take full advantage of the lush landscape and views toward Lake Washington. In collaboration with mw|works, paving and decking are brought into equilibrium for indoor outdoor flow of wood and concrete surfaces on both the ground and walls. A central atrium garden has subtle Japanese influences, and the reflecting pool and fountain create a focal point for the house that can engage all the senses.

Landscape Architecture: Wittman Estes
Architecture: mwworks
Contractor: dBoone Construction Photographer: Jeremy Bitterman

Photos: Jeremy Bittermann, Jeremy Bittermann

Grasshopper Studio

A studio and guesthouse for a family with three small children. The main house and studio are linked by a covered breezeway, integrating landscape and architecture to make a private courtyard for playing,dining, and parties. Built primarily of recycled materials, sustainability and economy are maximized.

Architecture: Wittman Estes
Construction: Greg Winger and Manuel Gonzalez
Photography: Nic Lehoux

Photos: Nic Lehoux, Nic Lehoux

Madison Alpine Garden

An urban courtyard garden for a young couple with deep connections to outdoor living and gardening. A living screen is part of a boundary wall around the property that filters views from inside the house and allows a feeling of intimate privacy and outward expansiveness to the landscape. Native bonsai pines and a high alpine planting palette were rescued from a defunct nursery and planted to evoke wild nature within an urban oasis.

Landscape Architecture: Wittman Estes
Architecture: mwworks
Contractor: Treebird Construction
Photographer: Andrew Pogue

Photos: Andrew Pogue, Andrew Pogue